SoundCloud is adding advertising to fund payments to artists and labels who agree to participate in a new Premier Partner program. The terms of the invite only program were not disclosed. A deal with major labels is expected to be announced soon, but today's announcement was about reassuring the hundreds of thousands of indie artists who use the platform, that they may be able to make money there. Invite Only, For Now SoundCloud membership now dubbed On SoundCloud, is divided into three tiers. The Partner tier is free and allows new users to join the community, share their first track,...

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